Sidney Miller Jr.
ALL ACCESS extends its condolences to the family and friends of SIDNEY MILLER Jr. The 89 year old passed away YESTERDAY (1/20) in the DC/VA area. Funeral information is forthcoming.
He was the founder/publisher of BRE (BLACK RADIO EXCLUSIVE) MAGAZINE for 40 years and created the annual BRE conference showcasing black music and black radio. The publication was considered the first major magazine focused on black music. MILLER’s career included promotions/A&R for CAPITOL RECORDS and artist management.
MILLER was a trumpeter who played premed at FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY (FAM U), earning money booking bands on the EAST COAST club circuit. After graduating, he joined the ARMY and continued his side business of performing and booking artists.
Over the years MILLER has served on the board of the LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION, NARAS MUSICARES FOUNDATION, EVANDER HOLYFIELD FOUNDATION, NATIONAL BLACK PROGRAMMERS COALITION, NEW ORLEANS MUSIC COMMISSION, ATLANTA MUSIC COMMISSION and the WASHINGTON, DC MUSIC COMMISSION. .
Among the many accolades, his trophy included an NAACP Image Award and the 2019 LIVING LEGENDS FOUNDATION AD WASHINGTON Chairman’s Award. Here is the introduction to MILLER’s video biography before accepting his LIVING LEGEND award.
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